Hospital prepares for weekend concussion seminar

The Henry Mayo Center

On Saturday morning Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital will present a Santa Clarita Valley Concussion Seminar to community at the Henry Mayo Center, located at 23803 McBean Parkway.

The four-hour seminar, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., will focus on the development of a concussion management process from injury to return to play.  It will also discuss recently introduced state requirements and responsibilities.

Katherine Snedaker, a internationally-renowned licensed clinical social worker and founder of PINK Concussions, will be the featured presenter. Snedaker started PINK Concussions, a nonprofit organization, to improve the lives of women who have suffered brain injuries via medical care, research and community support.

Southern California Orthopedic Institute sports medicine doctor Andrew Blecher and College of the Canyons head athletic trainer Sarah Ehrsam will also give presentations during the seminar.

“I am incredibly excited to be presenting this weekend at the Santa Clarita Valley Concussion Seminar with Dr. Andrew Blecher and Sarah Ehrsam,” Snedaker said. “Our goal is to help educate local medical providers, school and sports leadership and coaches on developing a community primary care approach to concussion management.”

Blecher has lectured extensively on the subject of concussions at many national conferences.  Dr. Blecher is one of only three certified ImPACT consultants in the greater Los Angeles area and is the director of the SCORE concussion program.  

Ehrsam is responsible for the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries that student-athletes sustain while participating in intercollegiate athletics. Ehrsam is also an adjunct faculty member in the COC kinesiology department.

A question-and-answer session will follow the presentations. Admission is free but reservations are required.

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